Drought conditions, warm temperatures, and increasing fire danger have prompted officials to implement Stage 2 fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning April 18. Fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.
The Coconino County Board of Supervisors enacted the Wildfire Defense Ordinance Stage 1 fire restrictions, for Coconino County, below the Mogollon Rim, during the regular board meeting April 17.
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News from national parks around the country.
Another major phase of the South Rim Roads Improvement Project is set to begin April 19 as contractors begin paving Village Loop Drive.
Free-use permits may also be available on each district
The Kaibab National Forest will offer firewood cutting permits for the 2018 firewood season beginning April 16 for the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts and May 1 for the North Kaibab Ranger District.
Around the Canyon: Week of April 18
Earth Day celebration, including steam locomotive demonstration, begins at 10 a.m.
Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate the 48th anniversary of Earth Day during National Park Week fee-free day April 21.
A prison term of 81 months was handed down in a recent court hearing to a man who fired multiple shots at security guards at a marina in Lake Mead National Recreation Area last August.
A Phoenix jury recently awarded Glendale resident Jeffrey Boatman more than $24 million in a settlement stemming from a 2011 helicopter crash just west of Valle.
Grand Canyon students embarked on a Colorado River adventure with Grand Canyon Youth March 29-April 1.